Tuesday, December 13, 2011

About Me

This post is going to be full of things you just always wanted to know about me.

Or maybe things you didn't want to know!

Whatever.  If you read my blog, I have to believe that you want to know more about me and what makes me tick. So here we go!

I despise divinity.  You know, that white candy that makes its appearance every Christmas season.  I loathe it.  Hate it.  I think it tastes like sweet play dough! Funny thing, it's my husband's favorite.

I think I'm going to buy a new perfume!! Now, if you know me, you know I'm a big Liz Claiborne girl.  I've been wearing Liz for like at least 15 years now...or more! I used to love Embrace Today by Mary Kay, but sadly I cannot find this perfume anymore except on eBay! So, I have two friends who smell absolutely scrumpalicious, and yes, I did ask what they were wearing and they both have the same perfume! It's called Coco Chanel Mademoiselle...and it's SPENDY! But I found a bottle in my price range online.  It's a warm, spicy, deep and rich scent reminiscent of Fall.  First, I have to make sure it smells good on me.  Believe me, it's fabulous!

I love Greek food.  Period.  I wish we had a good Greek restaurant around here.  My husband hates Greek food.

Wait, I think I'm just a food junkie! I love good, good food, and I'm not picky at all.

I have never done any kind of Christmas goodie baking.  I just can't stand the frantic, rushed we-have-to-make-14-dozen-of-these that comes with tons of goodie baking.  My family hates this.  

I'm not a good dessert or goodie cook.

Sweets are not my thing.  I'm a savory, real food girl. My husband has a sweet tooth that won't quit. Boo.

I do not like to be talked to while I'm in labor.  Especially in the last stages of labor.  And no music for me either.  I just want to be left all by myself during labor, thankyouverymuch! And I cannot abide the sight of all the stuff that comes out during labor and after.  I have never watched myself give birth. Eww.

I'm a Goodwill junkie.  And I simply adore a good, high quality children's resale shop.  Dressing myself and my children, head-to-toe, in all Goodwill or resale items is my modus oporandi. 

I simply adore coffee.  I love the smell of it.  I love the taste of it.  But I hardly ever drink it straight up.  I'm a decaf girl.  And I'm also a coffee snob.

My family thinks I'm snooty.  That's okay, someone in this family has to be!! Ha.  I do have very, very good taste in things and I am very picky about what goes on me and my family and what goes into my house! That isn't to say that I only buy expensive things......

I have never really had the chance to make a nice, beautiful home for us.  I have never shopped for home decor or furnishings.  Our homes that we have lived in have been peaceful and relaxed but never beautiful.  I do hope that changes soon because I feel that a beautiful home makes everyone happy and serene and relaxed and contributes to wanting to STAY there during the day.

I can't take a simple picture with any kind of camera to save my life!!! If you ask me to take a picture of you or anything around you, be forewarned, and if you still want me to, then it's your fault if and when I ruin your picture!

I have really nice handwriting.  I always have.  Not trying to be conceited, it's just a fact.  And I adore writing letters.

I'm a gravy addict! I love gravy on lots of things.

I wear skirts all of the time except to bed.  I love skirts. Long ones are my favorite.  I am in the preliminary stages of searching for a long brown corduroy skirt.

I once looked in the windows of a Pottery Barn store.  Love at first sight! Instant bliss.  A catalog can cause me to spend half the day in a stupor of ecstasy! I think that kind of stuff, that style, is my thing. Texture and clean, straight lines and lots and lots of candles is just my style.

I am the first and last girl my husband has ever kissed. And he is the most marvelous, most awesome kisser in the entire Universe!!! His kisses still make my knees turn to water and my tummy go topsy-turvy, even after 23 years of being in love and 18 years of being married!!! I think he's the sexiest man alive and I love to see him across a crowded room and know that he's alllll MINE!!!

My favorite candle scent is Clean Cotton by Yankee.  And I am a Yankee candle girl.

I haven't dyed my hair for 7 years.  This dark, dark brown is my natural color.  I don't think I'm going to start coloring my hair anytime soon.  

I had heart surgery when I was 20 months old for PDA, otherwise known as Patent Ductus Arteriosis, which is a heart valve that is permanently open, causing too much blood to flow through your heart.  I still bear the foot long scar under my left shoulder blade.  That's the only time I've ever had surgery.

I didn't walk until I was almost 2 and a half.  My feet turned in so far that my big toes touched each other and so I had to wear what was called, back in the 70's, a Charlie Brown brace on my legs each night.

I moved to Washington State from Southern California when I was 13.

I deeply love the ocean.  The ocean is intertwined into what makes me happy.

I have been singing since I was about 6 years old, in one form or another.

Someday I would love to tour Europe, especially France.

I would love and almost crave to have twins again. Or triplets.

I have a secret, deep desire to be fluent in French.  It was my favorite class in high school.  I took it until my school district cut French 3 in order to ensure the survival of the high school football team.  Bah!

I cook with wine almost every day.

I'm going to write my own cookbook.  I love to create my own recipes and take recipes and fool around with them to make it my own.  I have a weird ability to know what tastes good together and I often almost.....well.....for lack of a better description......I almost hear voices telling me what to do in the kitchen.  Hey, I never said I was normal!!

I'm fiercely loyal and faithful.  But I'm not very trusting.

I suffer from clinical depression and have since I was 12 years old.  Yes, it stinks.

I often feel overwhelmed and like I am way too small for the big job I have been given.  

I hate the Wii.  I have never played it.

I love Balderdash.

I wish I had a home library, complete with leather furniture and a big ol' desk.

Okay, I'm getting carried away! That's enough.



My Little Warriors said...

Can I be the first to buy your cookbook? Please and thank you !


I liked this post.

Renata said...

Oh Leanne ~ You are wonderful :)
I loved this list & I want a copy of that recipe book as well (if you need anyone to try out recipes ~ I'm game).

Love the way you hubby is opposite of you in so many areas ~ they say opposites attract.
Have a wonderful day

Michelle said...
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Michelle said...

Please email me ASAP. I know you aren't on a lot or on fb. My email is jells5899 AT sbcglobal DOT net.